|HAWICK (ALBERT PARK) GREYHOUND STADIUM
This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the stadium. I am indebted to Richard English for helping to construct this page.
|The Scottish Border town of Hawick, some 10 miles from Jedburgh and roughly the same distance from Selkirk, boasted two greyhound tracks in the past. The earliest to open was on Target Hill, but a later one was built on Albert Park and situated at 2° 45' W 55° 25' N. The town is more famous for its rugby union club and the greyhound track was developed on land adjacent to the rugby pitches. The inaugural meeting was held in 1990, with sprint races held over 270 yards, standard races run over 450 yards and distance races run over 630 yards.|
|The track closed in 1990 and the ground on which the former track once stood is now taken over by a football pitch.|
I am grateful to Jon Seddon for the following link to a map showing the whereabouts of the old track
|This section gives a comprehensive picture of
the badges produced by the track throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of
glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend
a visit to
http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21 where further reading can be undertaken.
If you have rare Hawick racecards, badges, results, information, favourite stories or artefacts then email firstname.lastname@example.org